Monthly Archives: August 2012

Testimonial: Bill

Question: What do you think is the biggest public misconception about agriculture? How would you help to fix it? Throughout my career, I have challenged organizations to better understand the vital link between respecting the environment while also working to … Continue reading

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Testimonial: Heather

How does your job support modern agriculture? As a lobbyist and executive director of a trade association, my job supports modern agriculture through educating decision makers about what really happens on the farm as well as the current regulatory structure. … Continue reading

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Testimonial: Yannick

Question: How does your job support modern agriculture in America? I will begin my essay by defining what modern agriculture in America is. A few decades ago you could see acres of potato fields literally colored in blue due to … Continue reading

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Testimonial: Neil

Question: How does your job support modern agriculture in America? Since beginning employment with my company over seven years ago, I have spent many days, nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime hours running and maintaining equipment which manufactures important active ingredients. … Continue reading

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Testimonial: Patty

Question: What do you think is the biggest public misconception about agriculture? How would you help to fix it? In my opinion, the biggest public misconception about agriculture is that it’s all about life on the farm! Many people think … Continue reading

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Testimonial: Serena

Question: A lot has changed since Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published 50 years ago in 1962. How have crop protection products changed, and how are they used differently? When Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring, chemicals were tools used … Continue reading

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Testimonial: Darrell

Question: How does your job support modern agriculture in America? When we hear the term “agriculture” we often think of the corn and soybean fields we drive by every day or the fruits and vegetables available at the roadside markets. … Continue reading

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Testimonial: Robert

Romanticized Agriculture (Or, what do you think is the biggest misconception?) The notion that farming without the benefits of modern technology produces healthier food, is less harmful to the environment, and is more sustainable is a significant detriment to the … Continue reading

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Testimonial: Paul

Question: Imagine your favorite dish at dinner with your family on a Sunday night. What is it? How do modern growing practices help to ensure it makes it all the way to your plate? On a warm and muggy summer … Continue reading

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Testimonial: Brandi

Question: How does your job support modern agriculture in America? I believe that my job supports modern agriculture in many ways. As a pathology associate, I screen soybeans for resistance of several common diseases. Screening soybeans against these diseases helps … Continue reading

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